zondag 12 april 2009

Samuel ends up 3rd in Pais Vasco

After a penultimate stage where nothing happened, it all came down to the final time trial in the Vuelta al País Vasco. Over a parcours of 24 kilometres Alberto Contador humiliated all the other competitors and stated once again that he's the big favourite for the upcoming Tour de France. Unfortunately also Toni Colom rode the time trial of his life and he beat Samuel Sánchez with 23 seconds for the third spot. Of course third in a time trial is a great result for Samy, especially when you know that he left big guns like Evans, Pinotti and Rogers behind. A good sign for the Vuelta later this year! In the general rank of course he ended op on the podium and he won the points classification. Egoi Martínez won the sprints classification, Aitor Hernández just missed out the mountains classification and Euskaltel closely lost the teams classification with one second to Caisse d'Epargne. A great team result!

General Rank
1. Alberto Contador Astana 20:48:30
2. Antonio Colom Katusha +0:30
3. Samuel Sánchez Euskaltel +0:53
14. Egoi Martínez +4:01
20. Gorka Verdugo +5:18
67. Aitor Hernández +33:39
76. Iñaki Isasi +36:02

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Samu wins points classification!!!